The future development and regeneration of 150 hectares of former industrial land in the Staveley area of Chesterfield is a long term vision to remove industrial dereliction and improves the landscape at the same time as creating an opportunity for new housing, significant employment opportunities and green infrastructure. The development will also improve the linkages between existing communities.
The objectives are to:
- Create new employment opportunities
- Develop a range of high quality house types
- Improve connections between Barrow Hill, Staveley and Hollingwood
- Enhance tourism and leisure opportunities
- Provide an integrated transport network including public transport provision, enhanced footpath and cycle provision and an agreed programme of highways improvements
- Enhance the natural environment
Staveley Town Deal
Staveley has been named as one of 101 towns in England by the Government, to be invited to put forward proposals for a Town deal, subject to the submission of a satisfactory Town Investment Plan. Staveley stands to benefit from a cash boost of up to £25 million for investment in urban regeneration, public transport improvements, superfast broadband and initiatives to uplift the skills and employment prospects of local people.
Plans for the £25million deal were submitted in December 2020. The plans include a wide range of projects that will drive long term economic growth, offer quality skills and employment opportunities and improve the green spaces and canal network around Staveley.
The Staveley Town Deal Board has already been awarded £0.5m accelerator funding which is being used to fund sport and football pitch improvements at Staveley Miners Welfare Football Club and Springwell Community College; install new play equipment at King George V Playing Fields; improve CCTV across the area, and develop plans for the development of a major Rail Innovation and Training Centre at Barrow Hill.
The proposed HS2 Infrastructure Maintenance Depot at Staveley will support 200 to 250 high skilled jobs. In the short term, Chesterfield Borough Council will be making the case for the Staveley depot site to be used as a base for the construction of HS2.
The HS2 depot also provides a significant opportunity to bring forward a much wider strategic development to the Staveley regeneration site with the main landowners – Chatsworth Estates and St Gobain – planning to create a whole new sustainable community around the area comprising 1,500 new homes and supported by its own local centre and primary school.
Hartington Industrial Park
Hartington Industrial Park is a level, regularly-shaped development site currently being restored ready for development with direct access onto the UK mainline rail network and located within 0.5km of the proposed HS2 rail maintenance depot at Staveley.
The site has outline planning permission on place for Industrial and warehouse development up to 90,000 square metres or a number of smaller units.
Site restoration and infrasturcture works are currently being undertaken and development plots will be available from early 2020.
New Community to be built in Staveley
A planning application has been submitted by Chatsworth Estates to build up to 700 new homes as part of a vibrant new community at Staveley in what is one of the biggest regeneration projects in the Chesterfield area.
As well as new two, three and four-bed housing, redevelopment of the 100-acre brownfield site, known as Staveley Works, will include a primary school, a marina on the Chesterfield canal, retail and community facilities, a cycle and footpath network, and new wildlife habitats.
Formerly an iron and steel works, the site will benefit from more than £100m of investment, which will link the communities of Brimington, Hollingwood, Staveley and Barrow Hill. The first homes are expected to be available in around five years time while redevelopment is scheduled to last around ten years in total. During the building and infrastructure work, the development is expected to create around 200 construction jobs. The completed development is expected to support around 800 jobs in the commercial, leisure and education sectors.